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Delicious Drink Recipes to Pair with the Winning Dishes from the Next Food Network Star

FoodNetwork.com and Chinet create perfect drink pairings for the winning dishes from each episode of The Next Food Network Star.

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Pizza With Pizzazz

For the pilot episode challenge, finalist Aarti Sequeira wanted to inject the Indian flavors she grew up with into an everyday dish. Her winning Mango Chutney, Prosciutto and Paneer "Pizza" uses chutney (any combo of fruit cooked down with vinegar, spices and sugar) for the sauce and naan (oven-baked flatbread) for the crust. The result smells sweet, spicy and fresh. Pair it with the Ginger-Orange Spritzer recipe to the right for your next party or relaxed Friday night in.

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The Shrimp Wins the Fight

For this Iron Chef America-themed challenge, finalist Aarti Sequeira was afraid to re-create her mum's hot masala (a mixture of spices, including cinnamon, and vegetables), but went for it and really impressed the judges. Her South of the Border Prawn Masala won "Battle Shrimp," and she's headed for the finals. All three of her shrimp dishes were so good, Iron Chefs Bobby Flay and Cat Cora want to open an Indian restaurant with her! Satisfy your judges by pairing this dish with a Fennel-Scented Watermelon Cooler.
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Jealous Much?

Chef Todd English and Eva Longoria's restaurant, Beso, which means "kiss" in Spanish, is all about stirring the heartstrings. For this challenge, the finalists had to create a dish based on assigned emotions. Finalist (and first-time weekly winner) Tom Pizzica received "jealousy" and told the "Tale of Two Tunas," Ahini and Ahuna. He kept Ahini's raw beauty for one dish. Ahuna, searing with jealousy, became Quinoa-Crusted Tuna With Smoked Tomato Puree. Don't be jealous — you can make this dish too. And try pairing it with a cooling Melon Aqua Fresca to handle the potent chilies (drink recipe at right).
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Serving an Underground Supper Club

Underground supper clubs are a new way to dine out for hard-core foodies — they're super exclusive and very serious about the food. For this challenge, the remaining finalists worked as a team to serve some of LA's hottest chefs in a "My LA"-themed club. Create your own supper club at home and serve the winning course, Green Chicken Curry, along with a cooling Iced Chai (recipe at right). You're sure to get rave reviews, just like finalist Aarti Sequeira did!
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